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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2660

 To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide pay parity for 
       dentists with physicians employed by the Veterans Health 
                            Administration.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 30, 1999

   Mr. Filner (for himself, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Evans, and Mr. Doyle) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Veterans' Affairs

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide pay parity for 
       dentists with physicians employed by the Veterans Health 
                            Administration.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is--
The VA Dentists Equity Act''.

SEC. 2. PAY PARITY FOR DENTISTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 7435(b) of title 38, United States Code is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``$3,500'' and inserting 
        ``$9,000'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by amending the table to read as 
        follows:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Rate
                ``Length of Service                ---------------------
                                                     Minimum    Maximum
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  2 years but less than 4 years...................     $4,000     $6,000
  4 years but less than 8 years...................      6,000     12,000
  8 years but less than 12 years..................     12,000     18,000
  12 years or more................................     12,000  25,000'';
------------------------------------------------------------------------


            (3) in paragraph (3)(A), by striking ``$20,000'' and 
        inserting ``$40,000'';
            (4) in paragraph (4)(A), by amending the table to read as 
        follows:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Rate
                    ``Position                     ---------------------
                                                     Minimum    Maximum
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Service Chief (or in a comparable position as        $4,500    $15,000
   determined by the Secretary)...................
  Chief of Staff or in an Executive Grade.........     14,500     25,000
  Director Grade..................................          0  25,000'';
------------------------------------------------------------------------


            (5) in paragraph (4)(B), by amending the table to read as 
        follows:

            ``Position
                                                                   Rate
        Deputy Service Director............................    $20,000 
        Service Director...................................     25,000 
        Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health........     27,500 
        Assistant Under Secretary for Health (or in a         30,000'';
            comparable position as determined by the 
            Secretary).

            (6) in paragraph (6), by striking ``$5,000'' and inserting 
        ``$17,000''; and
            (7) in paragraph (7)(A), by striking ``$5,000'' and 
        inserting ``$15,000''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to any contract entered into under chapter 74 of title 38, United 
States Code, after the later of October 1, 1999 or the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
                                 <all>

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